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Table 1 Sample demographics

From: Parental views of children’s physical activity: a qualitative study with parents from multi-ethnic backgrounds living in England

  Asian Bangladeshi Black African Black Somali Chinese White British Yemeni
(n = 5) (n = 4) (n = 7) (n = 6) (n = 8) (n = 6)
Gender Female n = 5 Female n = 2 Female n = 7 Female n = 5 Female n = 8 Female n = 6
Male n = 2
Male n = 1
Age Mean = 35.8 years (range, 30–40 years) Mean = 39.0 years (range, 33–40 years) Mean = 44.6 years (range, 33–54 years) Mean = 36.5 years (range, 31–44 years) Mean = 38.3 years (range, 29–52 years) Mean = 35.2 years (range, 29–42 years)
Missing n = 2 Missing n = 2 Missing n = 1
Religion Muslim n = 5 Christian n = 4 Muslim n = 7 Buddhist n = 2 Christian n = 6 Muslim n = 6
No religion n = 2 No religion n = 1
Missing n = 2 Missing n = 1
Place of birth UK n = 1 Africa n = 4 Somalia n = 7 UK n = 1 UK n = 8 UK n = 4
Bangladesh n = 4 China n = 5 Yemen n = 2
Years lived in the UK (if not born in the UK) 0–5 years n = 1 0–5 years n = 2 6–10 years n = 1 0–5 years n = 1 n/a 6–10 years n = 1
11–15 years n = 3
16–20 years n = 1 16–20 years n = 1 6–10 years n = 3
11–15 years n = 2
21–25 years n = 1
21–25 years n = 2 Missing n = 1 26+ years n = 1
Unknown n = 1
Main language spoken (if not born in the UK) Bengali n = 4 English n = 4 Somali n = 7 Mandarin n = 5 n/a Arabic n = 2
How well English is spoken (if English not first language) Very well n = 1 n/a Well n = 2 Not well n = 2 n/a Well n = 2
Not at all well n = 2
Well n = 3 Not at all well n = 5 Missing n = 1
Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)* Level 1 n = 2 Level 1 n = 4 Level 1 n = 7 Level 1 n = 3 Level 1 n = 8 Level 1 n = 5
Level 2 n = 2 Level 2 n = 1 Level 2 n = 1
Level 7 n = 1 Missing n = 2
  1. *IMD is a proxy for socio-economic status. IMD scores are a composite of seven domains of deprivation (income, employment, education, health, crime, access to services, and living environment). Level 1 = ranked within 10 % most deprived neighbourhoods in England; Level 2 = ranked within 20 % most deprived neighbourhoods in England; Level 7 = ranked within the 40 % least deprived neighbourhoods in England [21]